View From The Floor: Red-Hot in Houston 1

We saw the rekindling of an old rivalry with some full-contact racing, and the 250 West title chase tightens in Houston.

View From The Floor: Red-Hot in Houston

Waiting to head out for opening ceremonies in Houston. This was only a preview of the pyro for later in the night.

We're happy to see the hot laps back...and even happier when the guys throw in some extra style.

We'll so many main events in the triple crown format, we'll run through the 450 action first, before switching to the 250s. Ken Roczen got things started with a holeshot in the first 450 main.

Of course, years from now, this is probably the moment that people will remember this race for. KTM has the two top guys in the point standings, and when Cooper bumped Marvin off as they headed up the face of the wall jump, you might have seen the start of a whole new championship chase. He later admitted that he got frustrated trying to get around his teammate.

Cooper was the man on the move in the first main, going from fourth at the start, to second at the end.

Kenny was looking good after the first main, with a first place finish.

Justin Bogle had put in one of his best rides in recent memory in the first main, finishing eighth, and he scored another great start in the second main.

The bad news for Ken Roczen? He went down in the first turn, and got one of his big toes smashed in the process. He limped back to his bike and remounted, but opted out of this race for a trip to the Alpinestars Mobile Medical rig for x-rays. He did make it back for the final main.

Zach Osborne and Justin Barcia duking it out for seventh and eighth midway through the second main. Justin crashed out of the final race, and we're not sure if he'll be back in action for Nashville. Heck, we're not sure if Team Yamaha will be back, as Josh Grant also went out early.

Cole Seely had his best result of the season with a 4-4-11 for fifth overall.

Click play below to find out what's cooking with Adam Enticknap, and his 2019 season. It started rough, but he's been making mains again.

Winner of the second main? That was Cooper Webb.

Joey Savatgy and Eli Tomac led a Monster Energy Kawasaki 1-2 at the start of the final main event.

Dean Wilson scored a third and second in the first two mains, and was fifth in the final one. That scored him a third overall, and he was pumped on his return to the podium. Click play below to hear from him.

Joey Savatgy was a little off his recent pace in Houston, and tallied a 7-11-9 score for ninth overall.

Zach Osborne was strong early in the final main, running in second spot, with Cooper Webb hot on his heels. His 10-6-4 scores netted him sixth overall.

Kyle Chisholm was closer to the top ten this week and finished in 13th overall. Click play below to hear more from him.

Eli Tomac caught fire in the third main and went by Cooper Webb for second at the midway point.

Grant Dawson, keeping an eye on the action in the final main.

Fired up? Yep, Marvin Musquin went wire-to-wire in the final main of the night. His 5-3-1 was good for second overall. He was not happy with the contact early in the night. How will this play out over the next four races? We'll be watching to see.

Cooper was surprised to discover that he'd taken the Triple Crown overall, which came with an extra trophy. Is that just an appetizer for the much bigger championship trophy at the end of the season?

Here's your top three from Houston.

In the 250 class, Adam Cianciarulo continued his roll, and jumped out to the early lead in their first race.

Living on the edge...and skirting next to the Tuf-Blox through the whoops. Adam didn't put a wheel wrong in the first main.

RJ Hampshire tallied 3-2-4 in his mains, which was good for second overall. It was good to see him back on the podium after he said many people had written him off for Supercross following the crash and head injury he suffered at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm a few years back.

Dial 6-5-6, and you'd have Jimmy DeCotis' main event scores. That was good for fifth overall.

Adam quickly downed a gel pack before heading to the podium following his win in the first main.

Things went wrong for Adam in the second main, when he got tangled up in the first turn. He stayed upright and skirted around the mess, but also went off the track. He had to keep his speed under control and reenter at the end of the straight, and was ninth at the end of lap one. Adam's second main got weirder when he crashed on the downside of the over/under jump, and played Frogger with the oncoming traffic. After bouncing off the front of Justin Starling's bike, he was eventually able to remount but finished tenth in that one. He was third in the final race, for fifth overall.

Chris Blose has been showing some good speed lately, and was the leader for the first lap. Dylan Ferrandis got by after that.

Justin Starling used a 12-8-8 score for seventh overall.

Colt Nichols grabbed the holeshot in the final 250 main. He took full advantage, running wire-to-wire for the win in that one.

Dylan Ferrandis had a great night with a 2-1-2 tally, which scored him his second straight win. Combined with Adam Cianciarulo's troubles, and he cut Adam's points lead from 12, down to five points. There are two rounds remaining.

Colt's win in the final main gave the Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha guys first and third overall for the night.

It's always interesting to try and figure out which sections the guys are talking about while they're on the podium.

Here's your top three 250s from Houston. The West riders get the week off next week, while the 250 East guys break in the new Nashville venue. But they also to break in one of their own, when the series visits Denver.


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